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Published: Sunday, March 10 2013 6:15 p.m. MDT

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CougFaninTX
Frisco, TX

U could not have asked for a better draw. USC's loss to WSU shows they are one of the worst teams in the PAC. They next night against the Bears will be tough sledding though. Good luck

worf
Mcallen, TX

Pac-12 is over rated, and weak.

Two For Flinching
Salt Lake City, UT

@ CougFaninTX

I disagree. I think Utah can beat USC, but they don't seem to match up well with the Trojans. Evidenced by the previous meeting between the two teams in SLC earlier this season.

StGtoSLC
SALT LAKE CITY, UT

CougFaninTX, while I hope the same USC team that showed up in Pullman will be the same one that we face in Vegas, I'm not as optimistic about Utah's chances as you are. SC is a team that came on very hot in the game against us, and showed a lot of matchup problems between our team and theirs. If they are shooting the ball well and not turning it over, any PAC team can attest they are very tough to beat. There were only two teams I was afraid of the Utes facing in Vegas, and that's USC and Stanford. Either way, it'll be a fun tournament, and I hope to be there longer than Thursday morning.

aggfan77
Shire, 00

Good luck U!!!! You guys have had a lot of close ones this year! Peeking at the right time for sure! Beating a ranked team is huge! Don't mind the Y fans on here bashing you all. They're season is over so nothing better to do! Good luck!!!

Snack PAC
Olympus Cove, Utah

Gotta luv the pic with everyone flashing the #1 sign after locking up 10th place with a monster 2-game winning streak.

ekute
Layton, UT

Good luck to the Runnin' Utes. I have a feeling that they'll do better than one and out.

@worf

You keep sayin the Pac12 is weak. We need Moe evidence!

SoonerUte
Salt Lake City, UT

"USC's loss to WSU shows they are one of the worst teams in the PAC. "
ESPN, the worldwide leader in sports, has a different take, calling USC a team that could make a deep run into the PAC12 tournament. Tough draw for the Utes. Hopefully, their recent change in play style will make up the difference in that ugly regular season loss to the Trojans.

Isn't it great to be saying "tournament against USC" instead of "against Wyoming" or "against Air Force"?

scott
Alpine, UT

SoonerUte

"Isn't it great to be saying "tournament against USC" instead of "against Wyoming" or "against Air Force"?"

Unless it leads to a berth in the only tournament that really matters, who cares?

Let's face it, there's not a single conference tournament west of the Rockies in which the Utes would have a chance of winning a berth in the Big Dance.

Striker
Omaha, NE

"Gotta luv the pic with everyone flashing the #1 sign after locking up 10th place with a monster 2-game winning streak."

Be fair. If you were losers in your conference and just won two in a row ever in conference, you'd feel like #1. Let them enjoy their #1 for now....it will end after losing to USC or Cal.

To feel like #1 in their situation, I guess it's only fair to bring out the slogan, "There's basketball, then there's Utah basketball!"

USAlover
Salt Lake City, UT

Do the fans storm the floor after EVERY win at Utah these days? Are things really THAT bad?

byufan1993
Provo, , UT

SoonerUte

"Isn't it great to be saying "tournament against USC" instead of "against Wyoming" or "against Air Force"?"

Have you even paid attention to the MWC this year?

Bomar22
Roberts, ID

Methinks that is None and Done for the Utes. How embarrassing for fans to see the #1 being flashed by Washburn et al. Number one where? I guess in their own minds.

Down under
Salt Lake City, UT

2 in a row? Ohhhhhhhhhhh! Impressive

ImaUteFan
West Jordan, UT

Wow, BYU fans out in force today on a Utah story. Guess they have nothing better to do, right?

And to USALover . . . dude, the fans did not "storm the floor" after the win on Saturday. I was there and I watched as Washburn went into the student section to say thank you for supporting him through several rough years. He was celebrating a great win over a top 25 team (something no other in-state team did this year). No they are not "#1" but on that day, maybe they felt like they were for what they had just accomplished.

BYU team had a much better year than the U and you guys are still bitter. Sad for you.

Danish American
Payson, UT

I think the players have worked hard this year under difficult circumstances. So their season wasn't great--at least recognize them for continuing to work hard. They won't go far in the tournament but I don't think they will quite either.

TheSportsAuthority
Arlington, VA

ImaUteFan

"He was celebrating a great win over a top 25 team (something no other in-state team did this year)...BYU team had a much better year than the U and you guys are still bitter."

BYU fans aren't bitter, just realistic.

Sorry to burst your bubble, but losing to the lowly Utes dropped the Ducks completely out of the polls - only 4 votes in "others receiving votes" in the AP poll, none in the coaches poll.

AP/Coaches Polls heading into conference tourney week; the WCC leads western teams in the polls:

#1/#1 Gonzaga
#15/#14 New Mexico
#18/#18 Arizona
#21/#25 UCLA
#26/#21 Saint Mary's

redfeather
Palo Alto, CA

USC may be giving the Utes a 1st-round bye.

Interim coach Bob Cantu suspended starting forward Dewayne Dedmon and backup center James Blasczyk indefinitely for "Spokane" incident.

eelek62
SANDY, UT

Utah = Loyola Marymount???????

StGtoSLC
SALT LAKE CITY, UT

TheSportsAuthority, there is no, nor has there ever been a Top 26 poll. Regardless, yes these fans such as Down under, Bomar22, and yourself appear very bitter and unwilling to acknowledge accomplishment.

USAlover, where did you get the idea that fans "stormed the floor"?

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